This topic is increasingly dead so this may be the last time I go into this much detail on seasonal stuff...
Pretty much done my summer shows. So here we go!
--------Summer 2014 Results-------
Sailor Moon Crystal - http://anidb.net/perl-bin/anim.....e&aid=9306
So far it's not too bad I think. It's basically just a modernized version of the old series. Some nice things are that it's got a slightly darker feel to it. There's also less filler so it moves along faster. I don't like the new art style as much as the old one though and the original series was a bit more charming. I'm also not crazy about the CG transformations either. I do like how they are nostalgic of the old transformations (almost all the same poses and movements but the CG is kind of ugly. All in all I think it's almost up to the par of the original.
Sword Art Online II - http://anidb.net/perl-bin/anim.....&aid=10376
First half of this series has been pretty entertaining. Like how the first Sword Art was. We'll see what happens in the next arc though...
Jinsei - http://anidb.net/perl-bin/anim.....&aid=10446
I'm not quite finished up yet but my opinion has been consistent since I started. Funny enough this is the only show that went how I had expected and hoped. It's not amazing but I get some laughs and like the characters. It was not a disappointment like a lot of my selections this season were. Since its the cool thing I've seen people around doing I'll drop my character ranking in.
Hana Yamata - http://anidb.net/perl-bin/anim.....&aid=10351
Fairly good show, though I have to say I wasn't expecting it to be so drama heavy! A few of the characters also grated on my nerves in the first half, but it pulled through for me as a whole. Last episode was really nice too!
Locodol - http://anidb.net/perl-bin/anim.....&aid=10404
Nothing about this show production-wise is all that bad, but I just found it to be boring as hell. After 3-4 episodes it became a chore to watch. Characters did nothing for me once it became apparent that they were always gonna act the same and kept making the same kinds of mistakes too. Some of them were annoying. I don't think the Idol genre is for me unless there's something else attached to it that will make it interesting for me, be it romance or maybe even mecha. I don't really dig these kinds of songs either and the idol characters themselves just come off as tools being used by everyone around them to me.
Another disappointment. It was well animated at least! It's tries to do too much and the pacing was terrible. It was really confusing and often felt like its going nowhere with how much it jumps around. Overall it was watchable but mediocre. The end felt very inconclusive and unsatisfying.
Sabagebu! - http://anidb.net/perl-bin/anim.....&aid=10041
A hit or miss comedy for me. Some of the episodes I really didn't like at all but I think it hit pretty well more often then it missed. So I enjoyed most of it. Favorite episode was the old people club they fought on the highway. lmao
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun - http://anidb.net/perl-bin/anim.....&aid=10542
My big surprise this season. I wasn't too sure going in but after an episode or two I was hooked. Show is wicked funny and the characters/pairings are great! Really loved everything about this show. I looked forward to it every week. It was probably my favorite one this summer!
Barakamon - http://anidb.net/perl-bin/anim.....&aid=10111
I picked this up late in the game. I was expecting a slow paced slice of life and was pleasantly surprised at how funny it is and how quickly it just flew by! Characters are wonderful too. Great chemistry. The little girl Naru provides tons of entertainment! So this was my other big hit. Almost as good as Nozaki-kun.
Himegoto - http://anidb.net/perl-bin/anim.....&aid=10475
Added this half way through the season and it was pretty terrible. After a few episodes I was like "What the hell was I thinking?!?" Thankfully the short episodes allowed me to get through it...
Francesca - http://anidb.net/perl-bin/anim.....&aid=10496
Goofy and kind of stupid. Animation is also meh. Not too far along in it, at 5 episodes so far cause there doesn't seem to be any sub groups keeping up on it.
-----------Fall 2014 Stuff----------------
Not much I was excited about this season. Plus I'm going to be working 3rd shift for Xmas again in a month or so. I have a feeling I'm gonna want a lighter season this time around so I can keep up. Onward!
~Most interested in~
Gugure! Kokkuri-san - http://anidb.net/perl-bin/anim.....&aid=10530
Sounds fun and it looks like a colorful bunch of characters. It claims it's shounen but the character designs really look like they're pushing for a female audience. Either way I'm probly gonna think its funny.
Denki-gai no Hon`ya-san - http://anidb.net/perl-bin/anim.....&aid=10619
Yeah the type of stuff I usually watch... Probably a guilty pleasure.
Danna ga Nani o Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken - http://anidb.net/perl-bin/anim.....&aid=10676
Looks very similar to something I enjoyed recently but with better art then that had.
Short eps too.
Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - http://anidb.net/perl-bin/anim.....&aid=10539
One of the other few that has an interesting sounding story to me.
New Fate/Stay Night - http://anidb.net/perl-bin/anim.....e&aid=9977
Since it's Fate/ I'll probly wait til this is finished airing like I usually do. Watching weekly does not work with big deal to me serious shows.
Hi Scoool! Seha Girl - http://anidb.net/perl-bin/anim.....&aid=10592
This is probably gonna be terrible.... But SEGA! And... and... references!
If I get some Ben-To level Sega references I'll probly be content. Maybe.... *gulp*
Cross Ange - http://anidb.net/perl-bin/anim.....&aid=10766
One a friend mentioned to me I may try. I don't watch stuff like this often anymore. The last full length TV Mecha series I watched was when I finally watched Macross F about a year ago... We'll see.
Inou Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de - http://anidb.net/perl-bin/anim.....&aid=10509
First show by Studio Trigger I'm close to interested in watching of all their offerings since Little Witch Academia. The premise itself sounds interesting, but I'd have to try it and see what it's actually going to be like first.
Ushinawareta Mirai o Motomete - http://anidb.net/perl-bin/anim.....&aid=10372
I like the character designs, It's based off a visual novel, and I still like Studio Feel. Even after that boring crap Locodol. Speaking of which I wish FFF would finish up Jinsei already....
Shirobako - http://anidb.net/perl-bin/anim.....&aid=10779
Maybe, I'm only barely interested... P.A.Works and a slice of life about working in anime industry..
Sora no Method - http://anidb.net/perl-bin/anim.....&aid=10525
Also barely interested... I like the art/character designs.